Officials Find Dozens of Frozen Dead Babies After Legal Abortion Death Probed
by Steven Ertelt
February 23, 2010
Philadelphia, PA (LifeNews.com) — Officials investigating an abortion business in Philadelphia after a woman died from a botched legal abortion last November have made a grisly discovery. The found dozens of apparently late-term unborn children who were killed in abortions as long as 30 years ago.
The "Shop of Horrors" case involves the West Philadelphia abortion center Women’s Medical Society run by Kermit Gosnell.
Authorities were prompted to investigate Women’s Medical Society after an abortion patient died last November. Massive amounts of drugs found in the victim’s system led authorities to suspect Gosnell was illegally prescribing pain-killers.
Officials also suspected the woman died from the botched abortion in part because she had been treated by unlicensed personnel.
The State Board of Medicine says Gosnell had the unlicensed staff member vaginal exams and administer the drugs Demerol, Promethazine and Diazepam. He was eventually fined $1,000 for the violations.
Yesterday, for the second time in four days, according to a CBS 3 report, local police along with State Licensing officials and DEA agents, searched the Women’s Medical Society.
They found the dozens of unborn children killed in abortions who were frozen for decades. CBS 3 indicates they are now determining whether or not they may have been victims of illegal late-term abortions.
CBS 3 also reported that records from 1995 show Gosnell was publicly reprimanded by the State Licensing Board which found he ”employed a physician’s assistant that was not certified … saw at least one patient and treated him."
So far, as a result of the abortion death, Gosnell’s medical license has been temporarily suspended, but he has not yet been charged with anything illegal. His abortion center is temporarily closed while the investigation proceeds.
Troy Newman, the president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue, told LifeNews.com that the suspension order described "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions at the clinic, indicating that "there was blood on the floor, and parts of aborted fetuses were displayed in jars."
The order declared Gosnell to be "an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety."
Newman says the notion that legalizing abortion made it safer for women is fiction.
"This is not the exception to the rule in our nation’s abortion clinics. It is standard operating procedure," he said. "This clinic is no better than a back alley abortion mill, and in fact may be worse."
"Collecting the remains of dead babies over a 30 year time frame is reminiscent of the actions of deranged serial killers who keep body parts as trophies. It doesn’t get much sicker than that," he added.
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